1. Sport for Tomorrow
2. Short Program
Contribution to the Olympic and Paralympic Movement
Graduates of the TIAS contribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movement. Twelve graduates belonged to the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and supported the event. A graduate was employed by the OBS, and another involved in the broadcasting operations of the IOC. Moreover, a representative of the Cameroon team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is a TIAS graduate and dedicated himself to the pre-training camp and exchange with citizens in Hita City, Oita Prefecture, before the Olympic Games started. Other graduates who work at sport-related ministries and agencies in different countries, NOCs, and NPCs contribute to the promotion of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement.
Succession of TIAS through establishing Advanced Program TIAS2.0
Although the TIAS project ended in FY2021, the University of Tsukuba decided to continue an educational programme called ‘Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS2.0)’, because the former programme had brought about such outstanding results as the enhancement of TIAS networks, including worldwide sport-related organisations. TIAS2.0 is an evolving educational programme aimed at utilising the TIAS networks of graduates and based on education given under the original programme. Graduates of TIAS provide new students with the latest information and knowledge they have obtained from global sports communities as guest speakers. This programme has been established in cooperation with global sport-related organisations within the networks of organisations where graduates work, as well as other organisations.
‘Sport for development and peace’ has been excluded from the five areas of education and study, so that the programme now consists of ‘Olympic and Paralympic education’, ‘Sport management, sport business, policies, governance’, ‘Sport science and medicine’, and ‘Teaching/coaching and Japanese culture’.
The admission quota for the first batch of TIAS2.0 is eight. TIAS2.0 began in October 2020 before the TIAS project ended for the sake of programme continuity. As of November 2021, the students of the first and second batches are studying. TIAS2.0 is expected to expand networks among graduates and international organisations as a legacy of TIAS and continue to evolve.